Anti-Parasitic Drug??

Kin Chong khc12 at
Sat Apr 30 06:02:19 EST 1994

In article <1994Apr30.004654.18301 at> ctfaulkn at writes:
>And then........
>>Devin Nickol (dnickol at wrote:
>>There is no drug that has been shown to prevent infection with O.
>>volvulus. (liberally condensed from Harrison's)
>The epidemiology of Onchocercaisis indicates that prevalance increases with
>age, i.e. the longer you live in an endemic area, the more opportunities you
>have to become infected.  You might advise your father to wear long pants,
>long sleeve shirts etc. Also a bug repellent containing DEET will also be
>helpful in discouraging fly bites.  I believe most repellents contain DEET
>these days, but I always had good luck with Muskol, don't recall the
>manufacturer. You can probably find it in a sporting goods store, assuming 
>fisherman use bug repellent in the UK.  I might also add prevealnce changes 
>depending on location. Its possible that your father will be visiting an
>area of low prevalence, in which case the probability of infection is even
>  *stuff deleted*
>CT Faulkner, Univ of TN, Knoxville
Thanks for the info. I will make sure that he brings some Muskol. I have 
used Muskol on my trips to South America and they are quite effective,
though pungent. 


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